Charles "C.J." Wax, the son of a career Air Force Officer, was born in Newport News, Virginia in 1947. One of five children, C.J. graduated from high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before accepting a Presidential Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. He graduated from the Academy in 1969, with a degree in International Relations and Political Science, and was accepted into Air Force Pilot Training to begin his own Air Force career. His subsequent education included military schools, including the National War College in Washington, a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California  in Systems Management, the Executive Management Seminar at the University of New Hampshire, and selection for Seminar XXI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

With over 33 years of service, he served in the Pacific, Middle East, Europe, the United
States, and at all levels of command from individual squadrons to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was selected to command at every level from Squadron through Wing, Center, and Service. He transitioned from active duty in 2002, as the Commander of the Army Air Force Exchange Service at the rank of Major General.

After retirement, C.J. was called back to service in the Department of Defense as a Task Force Director for the Secretary of Defense until 2006. Following that service, he has been involved in business consulting in the leadership and management fields. His concentration has been in the retail environment, assisting companies with global operations.

C.J. moved back to Rockport full time in 2006, becoming active in the Key Allegro Men's Club and Homeowners Association, where he was elected President. C.J. was appointed to the City's Planning and Zoning Commission and, in May 2010 was elected Mayor of the City of Rockport. In 2012, 2014 and 2016, Mayor Wax was re-elected to that position. Mayor Wax was elected President of the Texas Municipal League in 2015. He also represents the City on the Coastal Bend Council of Governments, the Rockport-Fulton Economic Development Council, and the Aransas County Pathways and Stormwater Management Advisory Committees.  He has been a member of the Care Regional Board of Trustees since 2014 and is its current Chairman.

C.J. and his wife Susan have two children, Wendy and Brandon. Wendy and her husband, Mark, live in Ithaca, NY, with their two daughters, Sara and Katerina. Brandon and his wife, Brandi, live in Houston with their four daughters, Caroline, Sydney,Tara, and Mary.

C.J. is a life member of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and the Air Force Association, the Airlift Tanker Association, and the World Affairs Council.
former wax photo Charles J. ("C.J.") Wax
Elected May 2010
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